The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) announced yesterday its financial support, in the form of grants, to two energy projects in Sierra Leone and Kenya.
In Sierra Leone, the agency will allocate a grant of over $ 858,000 for technical, economic, financial, environmental and social feasibility studies for a mini-grid project. Led by the American WindGen, these studies focus on the establishment of 40 mini-grids for communities and 5 of these facilities for commercial and industrial companies. The study will have a total estimated cost of $ 907,000, the balance of which will be provided by WindGen.
This project will provide energy to more than 8,630 households or businesses. It is part of the Sierra Leone Sustainable Energy for All program and the National Renewable Energy Action Plant.
In Kenya, the grant was awarded to local company Craftskills Energy Limited for feasibility studies for a 50 MW wind farm. The infrastructure is planned to be located in the locality of Kajiado. It will be co-developed with Actis.
Source: Agence Ecofin